Tuesday
Aug212012

Returning to Earth

It may be morbid, but when I die, I hope I get to go in one of these:

Ecopods are so much more feminine and earth friendly.  Visit their website here:

http://www.ecopod.co.uk/design-choice/

Tuesday
Aug212012

Beautiful Bea Nests Decorated with Flower Petals

The beauty and brilliance of the natural world never ceases to inspire me.  Here is an image and article about some very creative beas.  To read the story from NPR click the link below.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126556246

Sunday
Jul292012

How to Be Alone

I love this short film by Andrea Dorfman

Monday
Jul022012

An excerpt from The Sound of Silence by John Baughan

"What is required of us in our time

is that we go down

into uncertainty

where what is new is old as every morning

and what is well known is not known well.

That we go down

into the most human

where living men have vanished

and the music of their meaning

has been trapped and sealed.

What is asked of us in our time

is that we break open

our blocked caves

and find each other.

Nothing less will heal the anguished spirit,

nor release the heart to act in love.

Thursday
Jun212012

Tuesday
Jun192012

Found Word Poetry

Sunday
Jun032012

Poem by Theodore Roethke

My inspiration for today comes from this poem by Theodore Roethke

 

I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.

I feel my fate in what I cannot fear.
I learn by going where I have to go.

We think by feeling. What is there to know?
I hear my being dance from ear to ear.
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.

Of those so close beside me, which are you?
God bless the Ground! I shall walk softly there,
And learn by going where I have to go.

Light takes the Tree; but who can tell us how?
The lowly worm climbs up a winding stair;
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.

Great Nature has another thing to do
To you and me, so take the lively air,
And, lovely, learn by going where to go.

This shaking keeps me steady. I should know.
What falls away is always. And is near.
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.
I learn by going where I have to go.

Sunday
Jun032012

Great video - Wing

I love this beautiful video by Miranda Tufnell

Wednesday
May232012

Sprouting, Breaking Through, Dance Video

Recently a group of us worked with the concept of the Sprout... our projections or ideas of how it must feel to break through the soil and receive the light.  We improvised with this concept.  Here is some of the footage from our work.

Saturday
May192012

Movement Exploration 

This is some footage from a dance project I have been working on.  It is the first footage I have edited while learning how to use Adobe Premiere.

Tuesday
Apr102012

Found Backyard Art

I love the subtle colors in these leaves and found this metal piece close by.  Some kind of portal I think...


Monday
Apr022012

Touch

Beautiful movement in this plant's sensitivity to touch.

Sunday
Mar252012

Listening

To myself, and

To my surroundings,

To the song that rises from this moment

In which I am contained –

 

These dances rise up inside me

And spin out beneath me,

And it’s as if I stand back, inside myself

And observe…

Available to constant flow and change,

I can balance

At the edge of the unknown,

And experience fearlessness.

 

- Eva Karczag

Tuesday
Mar132012

One of my favorite dances of all time

Lamentation by Martha Graham - One of my favorites.  I can watch it over and over.  I love every level from surface to depth in this piece.

Tuesday
Mar132012

Dear companions, We have been in love with the Divine for so very, very long.  What can we do now but forever dance? - Hafiz

Tuesday
Mar132012

We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars... the stars form a circle, and in the center we dance. - Rumi

Friday
Mar092012

Dreams

from “Voices”

BY ANTONIO PORCHIA

TRANSLATED FROM THE SPANISH BY GONZALO MELCHORRead the translator's notes

Some things become such a part of us that we forget them.

                                                               •

I want because of what I wanted, and what I wanted, I wouldn’t want again.

                                                               •

The passing of a soul is light, extremely light, almost silence.

                                                               •

There are pains that have lost their memory and don’t remember why they are painful.

                                                               •

Convince me, but without convictions. Convictions no longer convince me.

                                                               •

We don’t forgive being as we are.

                                                               •

At the last moment, my whole life will last a moment.

                                                               •

Man is a thing children learn. A childish thing.

                                                               •

Don’t speak to me. I want to be with you.

                                                               •

There are those fallen who don’t get up so as not to fall again.

                                                               •

The dream that doesn’t feed on dream vanishes.
 

Source: Poetry (March 2012).

 

Friday
Feb242012

Thursday
Feb022012

Trust, Surrender

I love this artist's piece.  To me it speaks to surrender, trust.  And yet I get nervous each time she falls back.  What does it invoke for you?

I Want to Love You (Part I) from Cortney Andrews on Vimeo.

 

Monday
Jan302012

And we still perceive the world in all its gushing beauty and terror on our pulses.  There is no other way. - Diane Ackerman